Famitsu has released the Japanese hardware and software sales for the very first week in March (March 2 through March 8.) On the hardware side, the Nintendo Switch Lite dominated, selling four times as many units as the next system. It’s followed by the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The Xbox One family of systems sold less than 100 units combined, a pathetic showing, though not surprising.

  • Switch Lite – 46,161
  • PS4 – 9,584
  • Switch – 4,424
  • PS4 Pro – 4,187
  • New 2DS LL – 1,220
  • New 3DS LL – 77
  • Xbox One S – 60
  • Xbox One X – 29

On the software side of things, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon sold the most copies, followed by Pokemon Sword/Shield and Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch.

1. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX – 138,548 / NEW
2. [NSW] Pokemon Sword/Shield – 20,679 / 3,491,353
3. [NSW] Minecraft – 12,933 / 1,298,028
4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 12,751 / 2,805,986
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 11,319 / 3,592,374
6. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 10,067 / 715,030
7. [PS4] Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers – 8,109 / 143,608
8. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 7,774 / 1,362,328
9. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 7,293 / 3,335,123
10. [NSW] Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch – 6,394 / 171,725

It’s fascinating that nine of the top 10 best-selling games in Japan for this past week were for the Nintendo Switch. On top of that, several of the games have been out for well over a year or two. Mario Kart 8 DeluxeSuper Smash Bros. UltimateSuper Mario Party, and Splatoon 2 have all been out well over a year and have all sold at least one million copies, with three of the four titles selling over three million copies year-to-date.

 

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